NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 3,400 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases reported to 715,806.
As of Wednesday, 668,021 cases are now considered recovered. Wednesday's rate of positive tests is 11%.
154 additional Tennesseans have died from COVID-19. TDH has attributed 9,316 deaths to the virus.
Hospitals statewide reported 2,003 current COVID-19 patients overnight. Researchers at Vanderbilt University said statewide hospitalizations have dropped about 40% since early January.
The total COVID-19 case count for Tennessee is 715,806 as of January 27, 2021 including— TN Dept. of Health (@TNDeptofHealth) January 27, 2021
9,316 deaths, 2,003 current hospitalizations and 668,021 are inactive/recovered. Percent positive today is 11.00%. For the full report with additional data: https://t.co/jlAz8a6Upp. pic.twitter.com/4t9w5oY0Sw
Metro Public Health officials reported 159 new cases of COVID-19 and seven additional deaths.
This brings Davidson County's total number of cases to 83,227. Right now, there are 4,774 active cases and 77,887 are now considered to be inactive/recovered.
Health officials said there have been six new confirmed deaths reported in the past 24 hours -- two 68-year-old men, a 54-year-old man, a 75-year-old man, a 59-year-old woman and a 56-year-old woman, all with underlying health conditions. One new probable death was also reported -- a 74-year-old woman with underlying health conditions.
As of Wednesday, 533 people in Davidson County have died after a confirmed case of COVID-19. Including both confirmed and probable cases, 566 deaths have been attributed to COVID-19.
Metro also reported the following data:
New cases per 100,000 people: 62.0
Seven-day percent positive of COVID-19 tests: 12.7
Available Middle Tennessee hospital beds: 13 percent
Available Middle Tennessee ICU beds: 8 percent
The MPHD COVID-19 Hotline received 834 calls on Tuesday, January 26, 2020.
Total number of cases: 83,227
Cases reported in the past 24 hours: 159
Cases by sex
Cases by Race
Black or African American 18.0%
Other Race 13.4%
Two or More Races 0.3%
Deaths by Race
Black or African American 176
Deaths by Zip Code
Cases by age
|Total active cases||4,774|
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COUNTY-BY-COUNTY CASES IN TENNESSEE
What is COVID-19 (a.k.a. the new coronavirus?)
According to the World Health Organization, coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. Examples include the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. COVID-19 stands for "Coronavirus disease 2019," which is when this strain of the coronavirus was discovered.
What are the symptoms?
The CDC says patients confirmed to have the 2019-nCoV reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with:
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Or at least two of the following symptoms:
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New loss of taste or smell
At this time, the CDC believes symptoms could appear as soon as two days after exposure, or as long as 14 days.
The CDC is recommending "common sense" measures such as:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.